SUNDAY 3/22. Rev Room. 8 p.m. $23-$25.
This event has been postponed. From Amanda Shires’ Facebook page:
Somewhere along the line, Amanda Shires began to make it gloriously plain that she was no wistful wallflower with a fiddle. Maybe it was the raucous guitars and the “Let’s get on with the shitshow” vibe of her record “To the Sunset.” Or the time she showed up at the Country Music Association Awards show with the words “Mama Wants to Change that Nashville Sound” on her pink tank top. Shires, who lends vocals and fiddle to her husband Jason Isbell’s outfit The 400 Unit, talked candidly with NPR in 2018 about those frictions in her trajectory. “When you do look at the charts and there’s maybe one woman on it — I’m talking about Top 40 country — it’ll be like a slow, sad, needy woman song. And it’s real frustrating, I think. And you know what else happens with that? As a result, when you do festivals and stuff, they don’t pick the women because they have to have upbeat songs. So it’s a weird Catch-22, I mean, from where I’m standing.”
Luckily, the folks at the Rev Room are a little more forward-thinking than that, and manage to lure the effervescent Shires to Little Rock as often as possible. Get tickets at revroom.com.